[Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: The "bytes" object

Michael Hoffman hoffman at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Feb 24 10:33:37 CET 2006

[Neil Schemenauer]
>>     @classmethod
>>     def fromhex(self, data):
>>         data = re.sub(r'\s+', '', data)
>>         return bytes(binascii.unhexlify(data))

[Jason Orendorff]
> If it's to be a classmethod, I guess that should be "return self(
> binascii.unhexlify(data))".

Am I the only one who finds the use of "self" on a classmethod to be
incredibly confusing? Can we please follow PEP 8 and use "cls"
Michael Hoffman <hoffman at ebi.ac.uk>
European Bioinformatics Institute

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